corsinet.com is an excellent, intelligent way to waste time on the internet: discover unusual facts, learn some new things, wake up your brain cells and have some fun.

We've been wasting time on the internet since before there was an internet!

Brain Candy was first posted on the internet in 1990, as a way to store the accumulation of word play, riddles and jokes we had compiled through the years.

Trivial Trivia is our collection of weird facts and unusual information, much of it is totally useless unless one is training for Jeopardy or a trivia contest.

Chicago Collections is a huge resource about Chicago. A little history, some quotations and song lyrics, and links to great Chicago area attractions.

DesignWeb started because people liked our web sites and asked for help in designing theirs. We are currently taking new clients only on a very selective basis.

TC is Tony's artwork. He doesn't sell it & doesn't answer his email, so don't even bother.

Our Garden is a work in progress. It's what we've learned about installing and maintaining a koi pond in our back yard. There are lots of pictures of our pond and plants we've had success with in a shady yard, in the brutal weather of the Chicago area.

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here are some great links we've found ...
31 july Totally silly ways to waste time:
alberto bubbles dancing bush
eyebrows hair balls hungry spiders
magic 8 ball platform udder insanity
sadist tetris virtual stapler word lab
30 july Nutrition facts database: check the facts on menu items from 230 restaurants, or look up 19,000 favorite foods by brand name.
30 july cute cat pictureFriday cat picture, found at 86.net.
29 july Happy Birthday, Marco! Just for you, sports trivia. Who are the 10 Best Athletes of all time?
28 july Visit Bill Gates' estate. You are your own tour guide. Simply click on the active areas of the image or use the text links to navigate. In the library, you'll find Leonardo da Vinci's 16th-century notebook, the Codex Leicester, which Gates bought for $30.8 million.
27 july How do companies think up their names? Here is a list of company name etymologies with their name origins explained. Some origins are disputed. (via a welsh view)
26 july Human beings have been getting remarkably fat since prehistoric times, but accurate weighing is mostly a twentieth-century phenomenon, so the heaviest man or woman ever must always remain a matter of conjecture. Every age and culture has a tale of some remarkable heavyweight, but how much these Paul Bunyans of bulk have grown in the telling is impossible to say. The 900 Club lists every known individual who has staked a claim to a weight of 900 pounds or more, in descending order of magnitude.
25 july Charles de Gaulle once asked, "How can you govern a nation that has two hundred and forty different kinds of cheese?" The French Cheese Library has descriptions and pictures of just about every cheese you've ever heard of. (via j-walk)
24 july Zen Gardens web site is dedicated to the gardens of Japan, and more specifically to the historic gardens of Kyoto and its environs. Many of the featured gardens are located within Zen monasteries. Visit each garden, move through or around it, experience it through the medium of high-quality color images, and learn something of its history.
23 july False advertising: a gallery of parody. (via steel white table)
22 july

create a kaleidoscope of your favorite web pageCreate a kaleidoscope of your favorite web page. Type in the URL of your choice; images are scanned and a kaleidoscope is created from them. Try the same site multiple times to see different kaleidoscopes.

Here's a kaleidoscope of this corsinet.com page.

21 july Panoramas.dk features full screen Quicktime VR photos from the worlds best VR Photographers. View more than 120 fullscreen QTVR movies from more than 28 different countries made by more than 50 photographers, including the first and last panoramic photos taken on the moon. (via Presurfer)
20 july Remember breakfast? Our favorite part about breakfast was always the cereal isle at the grocery store. What a sensory overload it was to see all those brightly colored characters enticing us to indulge in their sugar coated goodness. But those characters had their dark sides to be sure, and rather than let those dark sides remain undiscovered, Crazy Cow has gone so far as to dig up all the dirt on your favorite cereal mascots.
19 july What's That Stuff? Ever wondered about what's really in hair coloring, Silly Putty, Cheese Wiz, artificial snow, or self-tanners? Chemical & Engineering News presents a collection of articles that gives you a look at the chemistry behind a wide variety of everyday products.
18 july Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased this estate - originally known as Arbremont - in 1955. In 1973 Hillwood, her last estate in Washington, D.C., was bequeathed to the public as a museum. Her magnificent French and Russian collections remain on view at Hillwood Museum and Gardens.
17 july An excellent advertisement: Room 808
16 july

On April 11, 1981, in a quiet wooded resort of Plumas County, CA, something horrible happened. Something so horrible that the people who still reside there refuse to talk about it.

Inside rustic Cabin 28, a woman was found stabbed and bludgeoned to death. Her teenage son and his friend were also mutilated and killed. 13 year old daughter Tina was missing, her body would not be found for 3 years.

Josh Hancock is filming a documentary about the unsolved mystery of Cabin 28, but there are rumors that the now deserted cabin and campgrounds are haunted. (via hickory creek)

15 july Comic Cats has more than 200 funny and cute cat photos, cartoons, videos, and vintage comics. Awww, everyone loves kitties!
14 july Remember wax lips? Flying saucers, candy buttons and pixy stix? Visit sweetnostalgia.com if you get a craving for penny candy favorites from childhood days. "We don't just sell great candy, we sell great memories!!"
13 july Take a virtual tour of England. Visit Abbey Road, Stonehenge, the Tower of London, and many other famous locations. There is absolutely no jet lag, no frustration from standing in long lines because of airport security and the tour costs nothing.
12 july Do you have a suggestion for making the world a better place? Or just making an everyday chore easier? Submit your idea at Everything Ideas. (via Bacon and Eh's)
11 july As Good As Your Word: A very tough vocabulary quiz from the dictionary of the Encarta Reference Library. (We got 6 right out of 10!)
10 july The Bob Rivers Show is a morning radio show on 102.5 KZOK in Seattle, WA. The website offers a great collection of Twisted Tunes song parodies, a joke archive, and lots of other fun stuff.
9 july Are you curious about which celebrities agree with your political viewpoints? It's not surprising that Richard Gere donates to Democratic candidates or Charlton Heston backs Republicans, but do you know who Martha Stewart or Hugh Hefner supports? NewsMeat is the supreme one-click resource for researching individual political donations. (via Yahoo Picks)
8 july Great news for us caffeine fiends! More and more studies have linked coffee consumption to a number of health benefits, including a reduced risk of diabetes, Parkinson's disease, gallstones, colon cancer and potentially heart disease.
(ChiTrib) need a password? (saved text)
7 july

Until recently the privilege to view corpses and the human body’s interior has been confined to medicine students and anatomists in dissection rooms. Now, thanks to Body Worlds, exhibit visitors can view real, authentic human bodies which have been preserved with a unique plastination process.

Since the first exhibition in Mannheim in 1997 more than 15 million people have viewed these cadavers. How morbid.

6 july

The collectable disease card set from CDC has photos and information about some of the infectious diseases that CDC studies. (via Boing Boing)

One of the cards features Recreational Water Illness. "Recreational water illnesses are caused by swimming in water that has been contaminated with feces (poop). "

"Healthy swimming behaviors to stop germs from getting in the water: 1) don't swim when you have diarrhea; 2) don't swallow the pool or lake water; 3) wash your hands when using the toilet & before you get back into the water." Right, but it doesn't say NOT to poop in the water!

5 july Through her life, Naomi Graham-Diaz has always had an interest in various ethnical cultures, arts, and traditions but the one that always shone out from the rest was the Japanese culture. After reading Liza Dalby's book, "Geisha", Naomi found herself drawn to these mysterious women. Thus was born Immortal Geisha.
4 july

God Bless the USA!July Fourth is all about patriotism and celebrating with fireworks, picnics, games, watermelon, ice cream, lemonade, food and just all around good times with family and friends.

But what, exactly, is patriotism?
Complex times make patriotism a complex issue. (saved text)
The key to America shines from inside our hearts. (saved text)
List of patriotic acts to perform. (saved text)

3 july

Is there scientific proof that cell phones can make planes go haywire? Do cookies track everything you do on the Internet? What terrible things happen if you turn off your PC without shutting down Windows? Can hackers destroy data on your computer's hard drive?

To answer many of these questions, PC World has an article busting the biggest PC myths. (via Presurfer)

2 july Just like those supermarket tabloids, you can't believe everything you read on the internet!
Two recent internet hoaxes:
Kaycee Nicole
Plain Layne
1 july Happy Birthday, Bean!
1 july One hundred and fifty years ago, on July 1, 1847, the first federal United States postage stamps were issued in New York City. The first stamps were: a five-cent stamp honoring Benjamin Franklin and a ten-cent stamp honoring George Washington. Read more at the Today in History Archive from the Library of Congress.
30 june Totally silly ways to waste time:
fireworks! a million 20 questions
(bad) memory bee bopper dancing
it hurts! noctiluca rag doll
transform twang monkey word up

wasting time in an intelligent way! corsinet.com for humor, trivia, quotations and miscellaneous other good stuff

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Minimum daily requirements:
a welsh view
bacon and eh's
j-walk blog

When there's extra time:
apothecary's drawer
boing boing
information junk
tabloid news

When there's too much time:

google news
late night jokes
morbid fact du jour
tom mcmahon
usa today
usatoday hotsites
weird news
yahoo news

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stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

what every american should know about the rest of the world
What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World

geisha, a life
Geisha, a Life

zen garden: designing quiet garden spaces
The New Zen Garden: Designing Quiet Garden Spaces

Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Boxed Set
The Lord Of The Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy, DVD


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